Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Beauty Shop: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
I'm no beauty expert, but I frequently get asked about my favorite products, and I DO have a couple of years of beauty editorship from ELLE.com under my belt, so I figured I'd use this space to tell you guys about a few of my staples, starting with the all-important face wash. Through the years, I've probably tried upwards of 20 different cleansers from as many brands--Clinique, Clarins, DDF, Lancome, Estee Lauder, etc. While some have been great, I've never found one that was quite perfect, one that would make me stop searching. Until I discovered Fresh's Soy Face Cleanser. It's super light, foams up nicely, is incredibly gentle and non-drying on the skin, yet does a completely thorough job cleaning it. And that's saying a lot coming from someone who lives in dirty, pollution-heavy NYC AND has borderline oily skin to boot. Plus it has this really subtle, slightly nutty scent to it that I love.
The only two rules for face washing are the following: #1. Do it every single night no matter how tired you are, and #2: Gently rub your face with the cleanser for around 30 seconds for a really thorough wash. Try it and let me know what you think. Picture by Mark Iantosca. xo